[rspec-users] When spec/test/unit is used then TestUnit Console Runner.run TestCase does not run testcases

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 16:33:07 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 3:14 PM, marekj<marekj.com at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:55 PM, David Chelimsky<dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:47 PM, marekj<marekj.com at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi, I have some old test/unit testcases (used for browser acceptance
>>> tests) that I want to convert to rspec.
>>> I first started converting assertions to matchers  and my tests ran
>>> fine using TestRunner.run method
>>>  ...snip...
>>> 2) here is the setup with 'spec/test/unit' that does not run
>>> require 'spec/test/unit'
>>> class Test_spec < Test::Unit::TestCase
>>>  def test_a
>>>    'a'.should == 'a'
>>>  end
>>> end
>>> # This now will not run Test_spec class
>>> require 'test/unit/ui/console/testrunner'
>>> puts "before runner"
>>> Test::Unit::UI::Console::TestRunner.run Test_spec
>>> puts "after runner"
>>> Am I missing something?
>> This is by design. When you run with RSpec, RSpec takes over the run,
>> taking test/unit's runner out of the picture. Sorry I can't give you a
>> better answer, except to say that future versions of RSpec may not
>> suffer this problem. But that's a few months off (at least), and just
>> a gleam in my eye.
>> Cheers,
>> David
> Thanks David,
> And is there another mechanism I could use from Rspec that explicitly
> calls TestCase or ExampleGroup class?

Others have written custom runners before. It's not really optimized
for that but it's doable.

You may want to take a look at micronaut, which I believe is rspec and
test/unit compatible and hackable.

> I just want to retain that mechanism of 'run some code then run tests
> then run some code'
> This is for Watir Browser tests so I have workflow setup code that
> then drives test cases
> Thanks again
> marekj
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